CINCINNATI, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SparkPeople.com, America's largest diet and fitness website by visits and pageviews, is pleased to announce the introduction of its first application for the Apple iPad. Since launching last Friday, Diet & Fitness Tracker for iPad has ranked as the #1 free iPad diet and fitness app in the iTunes Store, and is now the #2 free health app after briefly hitting #1.
By offering its free app for the iPad, SparkPeople, which was recently called "The Facebook of Dieting" by Fortune magazine and "The Online Program that Works" by Good Housekeeping, becomes one of the only diet and fitness sites with apps on all major platforms. SparkPeople's Diet & Fitness Tracker and Healthy Recipes have been available for months on the iPhone, Android and Blackberry platforms. SparkPeople also has a version of SparkPeople.com enhanced for mobile browsers. SparkPeople's iPad app has all the features of SparkPeople's iPhone version, but takes advantage of the iPad's large screen to make it even easier and more helpful to use. Like the website, all of SparkPeople's mobile apps are free.
By downloading Diet and Fitness Tracker for iPad from the iTunes Store, users can:
- Set their diet and fitness goals and get a personalized diet plan
- Access 250,000 user-submitted healthy recipes
- Use the 2 million-item food database to track healthy recipes and nutrients
- Get personalized daily meal plans
- Track their fitness program, including calories burned
- See over 250 animated exercise demonstrations
- Track their weight
- See detailed reports for their food, fitness, and weight
- Get their latest healthy lifestyle news and an inspirational quote of the day
"Our iPad app extends SparkPeople's lead in delivering gold-standard technology and tools that have been so instrumental in helping millions of people lose weight, get fit, improve their health and change their lives," said SparkPeople Founder and CEO Chris Downie. "SparkPeople is reinventing weight loss, making it fun and energizing by furnishing our members with the very best resources for nutrition, fitness, motivation, goal setting, and social networking within America's largest and most positive diet and fitness online community. Expanding our unparalleled suite of mobile apps is making it easier than ever for our members to tap the power of SparkPeople anytime, anywhere."
iPad users can visit sparkpeople.com/ipad from their browsers for a quick link to the app in the iTunes Store. Downloads and additional information about all of SparkPeople's mobile applications can be found at sparkpeople.com/mobile.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, SparkPeople is a multi-platform media and technology company with a network of leading health, fitness and food websites. Its mission is to help millions of people reach their goals. SparkPeople is employee-owned, with one outside minority investor, AOL Founder Steve Case. With 24 employees and over 8 members in more than 100 countries, SparkPeople.com, which is free to join, has averaged 130 million page views, 4.8 million unique visitors and 13.5 million visits monthly in 2010, according to Google Analytics. According to comScore, SparkPeople has been America's most visited and active diet and fitness website, and the second-most active consumer health website, in 2010. SparkPeople's websites, including SparkPeople.com, SparkRecipes.com, dailySpark.com, Sparkteens.com, BabyFit.com, and SparkSavings.com, are attracting over 200,000 new members a month. SparkPeople's Founder and CEO Chris Downie's book, The Spark, was a New York Times bestseller in 2010.